Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel, "The Old Perfessor", was an American Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. Stengel was born in Kansas City, Missouri. After his major league career began, he acquired the nickname "Casey", which originally came from the initials of his hometown ("K. C.").
April 9, 1916 After helping the team capture its third World Series title, Tris Speaker, declining their request to take a pay cut, is traded by the Red Sox to the Indians for Sam Jones, Fred Thomas, and $55,000. Speaker’s salary of $17,500 is deemed to be exorbitant by Boston, due to the future Hall of Fame outfielder’s batting average dropping to .322 during the previous season.